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“We, Too, Sing America” by Ọmọlará Williams McCallister

Virtual Reception: Friday, June 9 | 7pm
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Target Gallery’s 2021 solo exhibition recipient is artist Ọmọlará Williams McCallister (pronouns: O/love/beloved) who will presenting a multisensory installation, “We, Too, Sing America”, which will include visual, sound, and interactive elements including durational performance. The installation is a continuation of  the artist’s ongoing fiber-based series Domestic Work, which confronts the extraction of emotional labor, caretaking and other domestic work from Black women that is expected, depended upon, normalized and then erased in public and private spaces.

“We, Too, Sing America will be a memorial to the small everyday acts that we have undertaken to support ourselves and each other as we have collectively moved towards building a better future and weathered the storms of COVID, of white supremacist anti-Black terror, of all of the intersecting forms of oppression that we face/d over these past many months. In this work I will use accumulation and repetition of ritual acts, art objects, images, and sound to explore the relationship of the individual act, individual person, individual moment to the collective, and to collective world building.”

— Ọmọlará Williams McCallister

The jury panel for this exhibition was: Antonius-Tin Biu, Michele Carlson, and Deirdre Darden.

Featured image courtesy of the artist.

Those Spaces Between Us

Virtual Reception: Friday, May 14 | 7pm
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Target Gallery presents a digital and in-person exhibition Those Spaces Between Us. This all-media group exhibition contemplates liminal or transient spaces and how we occupy them or, conversely, how we do not. This exhibition will present an introspective view on how spaces can offer a physical embodiment of ambiguity and transition, creating a narrative how we as people move through them.

This exhibition was juried by VA-based artist and educator, Nikki Brugnoli.

Participating artists are:

Dustyn Bork
Malina Busch
Bonnie Carrow
Lisa Co
Laura Beth Davidson
Shannon Finnell
Kate Fitzpatrick
Emily Fussner
Zachary Z. Handler*
Mary Janacek
Nilou Kazemzadeh
Cecilia Kim
Sharon Koelblinger
Anya Kotler
Jacob Lahah
Harry Mayer
Ceci Cole Mclnturff
Ruby Andromeda Miller
Whitney Sage
Johab Silva
Susanna Starr
Katie Waugh
Allyssa Ray Yamaguchi-Juarez

 

Image Credit: Allyssa Ray Yamaguchi-Juarez, “Maybe I Am”, 2019. Digital Collage.

 

*Artwork on view as a part of the digital exhibition only.

The Late Shift Online: Cherry Blossom Jubilee

Torpedo Factory Art Center kicks off its 2021 season of The Late Shift in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Experience a medley of virtual online programs scheduled throughout the evening.

Access all of the fun via Facebook Live on Friday, April 9 starting at 7 p.m.

Pre-registration Requested

Featuring spring-focused artist demos from:

Welcome the new Spring Post Grad artist:

Plus:

  • Music by Stan Hamrick
  • A virtual Tour of the In-Studio Cherry Blossom Exhibition
  • A video recap of the March150 Exhibition and Art Party
  • Artwork highlights of the student winners from the Alexandria Library and Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Teen Winter Creativity Contest
  • Kick-off announcement of the April artwork student (K-12) competition from AIA NoVA, Alexandria Library, and Torpedo Factory Art Center

2021 Cherry Blossom Exhibition

Enjoy a colorful in-person exhibition full of everyone’s favorite pink flowers on view in participating artists’ studios as part of the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival.

All artworks will be available to view in studios from Wednesday March 31 – Sunday May 2.

 

1st Floor 

  

  

2nd Floor

 

  

3rd Floor 

  

 

Post-Grad Residency Talk: Nicole Wandera

As her three-month post-grad residency comes to a close, Nicole Wandera talks with moderator Leslie Mounaime, Curator of Exhibitions at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, about her experiences during her time at the Torpedo Factory. Throughout her residency, Nicole focused on creating work based on healing the black woman, surviving domestic abuse, and how to work through trauma to create beauty. Hear her speak about how her residency inspired her work and process and hear more about  her explorations with interactive artwork through augmented-reality and sensory experiences.

Join us for a live virtual conversation on facebook.com/torpedofactory.

11th Annual March150: Special Exhibition and Art Sale

March150 is Target Gallery’s biggest event of the year!

This year, things will look a bit different, but March150 will still be one of the best places to start or grow your original local art collection. More than 100 artists created work on 10″ x 10″ panels with a myriad of subjects that capture the zeitgeist of the moment. All is priced at $150. Proceeds from all sales benefit future programs and exhibitions in Target Gallery and Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Browse the Online Catalogue

Masks covering nose and mouth are required for entry and for the duration of your visit to Torpedo Factory Art Center and all spaces wherein.


March150 VIP First-Day Sales

Saturday, March 13
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This year, the first day is a special timed-ticketed event. VIP tickets provide opportunity for collectors to get first pick in sales, while also allowing for physical distancing in Target Gallery. Build your list during the preview on Friday, March 12. Tickets range from $20 – $50, depending on desired time slot.

Get Your Tickets Now

There is a limit of 5 people per 30-minute window. Tickets are required to make an art purchase.

Public sales begin on Sunday, March 14, at 10 a.m.

This is event is presented in collaboration with Factory Society.


FREE March150 Virtual Art Party

Saturday, March 27
7 p.m.

The best part of March150 is moving online this year, and it’s FREE! Join an evening of performances, artist talks, trivia, and discounted art sales.

For those who attend the Virtual Art Party live, artwork is priced at $100. The special pricing continues for attendees until the show’s close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 3.

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Live Music Performances

Live Bodypainting 

Featured Talk

Plus

  • Art Trivia
  • Prizes
  • Art Party Awards
  • Spring/Summer Arts Preview

This is event is presented in collaboration with Factory Society.


March150 Sunday Talks

March 14, 21, and 28
2pm
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March150 features a diversity of artists, from amateur to professional. Hear from some of the participants every Sunday starting March 14. Find them via Target Gallery’s Facebook page.

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Complete Timeline

Exhibition Preview: Friday, March 12
VIP First-Day Sales: Saturday, March 13 (Purchase Tickets Now)
Public Sales: Sunday, March 14
Featured Virtual Artist Talks:
Sundays, March 14, March 21, and March 28
Virtual Art Party: Saturday, March 27, 7 p.m.  (Reserve your spot now!)
Exhibition Closes: Saturday, April 3
Artwork Pick-Up:
Monday, April 5 – Sunday, April 11

 

Questions? 
Contact: Leslie Mounaime
Phone: 703.746.4584
Email: leslie.mounaime@alexandriava.gov

March150 VIP First-Day Sales

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This year, the first day of March150 is a special timed-ticketed event. VIP tickets provide opportunity for collectors to get first pick in sales, while also allowing for physical distancing in Target Gallery. Build your list during the preview on Friday, March 12. Tickets range from $20 – $50, depending on desired time slot.

Get Your Tickets Now

Public sales begin on Sunday, March 14, at 10 a.m.

This is event is presented in collaboration with Factory Society.

Pricing Artwork

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts and Torpedo Factory Art Center are partnering with Latela Curatorial, a D.C.-based full-service art advisory firm, for a four-part workshop series designed to support artists, makers, and creative small businesses as they adapt for COVID-19.

Marta Staudinger, founder of Latela Curatorial, leads the free online sessions. Each begins at noon.

  • January 26: Portfolio & Outreach Tips for Artists
  • February 9: E-commerce for Artists & Makers
  • February 23: Exhibiting Art Online
  • March 9: Pricing Artwork

Content will be tailored to Alexandria, Virginia, and the broader D.C. metro area, but admission is open to the general public.

For more information or reasonable disability accommodation, contact arts@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.

Register Now

Session Information

Tuesday, January 26

Portfolio & Outreach Tips for Artists

Before considering how to share your artwork with the masses via selling on your own website or through other shops/galleries, there are a few essentials required to organize your art practice.

This workshop will help you get organized, better communicate what your practice is, and why it is important to support.

In this workshop you will understand how to tap into other avenues of income that do not require a website or ecommerce upkeep. You will also understand the organization required to make moving your practice into online spaces. This is the beginning step to expanding your sales funnel, increasing your art brand visibility (exhibitions, press, collections) and your sales profit.

Tuesday, February 9

E-commerce for Artists & Makers

Whether you’ve never made a website, are thinking about changing the look of your online portfolio, or expanding into e-commerce: this workshop is for you.

We will review the basic checklist of what’s needed for an artist website, what collectors and art experts look for as well as how to use metadata appropriately to work for you. This workshop also covers pros and cons to encourage you to think critically about how much to display on your website and when based on what projects you may have coming up.

Tuesday, February 23

Exhibiting Art Online

During the pandemic, artists are depending on online platforms more than ever before. This workshop will cover how you can expand your reach by participating in online exhibitions, as well as how to curate your own. You’ll receive a checklist of what to consider for platform visibility and how much engagement is required for an online exhibition to actually be effective. This workshop will briefly cover how else to funnel online audiences to your website, such as press and social media, however this is not a social media how to workshop.

Tuesday, March 9

Pricing Artwork

Not sure how to price your artwork? That is one of the trickiest marks in the book. Some artists don’t hit the sales they’d like because they’re underpricing their work and not communicating their value properly, while others may be overpricing (pricing themselves out of their market).

This workshop will cover what you need to consider to price your artwork, when you should increase your prices, how to communicate your value across your brand, and how to actually identify your market (yes, art is a market like every other business!).


About Latela Curatorial

Latela Curatorial is a full service art advisory firm and curatorial office based in Washington DC, specializing in mid-emerging women artists. LC provides contract curatorial services for a variety of organizations. Founded in 2014. In 2015, Latela Curatorial opened as a curatorial office/gallery in Brookland, which has been voted Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC for four years consecutively since its opening. In 2019, LC was highlighted as one of the “5 Art Destinations Changing DC’s Creative Scene”. Passionate about supporting the arts ecosystem in the nation’s capital, LC excels in working with art collectors as well as architects/developers in an ever-gentrifying area and underrepresented art market to augment the area’s artistic currents and talents.

About Alexandria’s Office of the Arts

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities promotes the value of arts and culture in Alexandria by nurturing, investing in and celebrating the creative contributions of artists and arts organizations through the Office of the Arts division. By engaging the community, encouraging participation, and facilitating access to the arts, RPCA works with local artists and arts organizations to build a vibrant community for all of the City’s residents, workers and visitors. Within the division, the Events and Public Space Activation team strengthens and builds the social fabric of Alexandria. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/arts or follow @alexartsoffice on Instagram and Twitter. Add to the conversation with #artsALX.

 

Photo by artxadanna via nappy.co.

Exhibiting Art Online

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts and Torpedo Factory Art Center are partnering with Latela Curatorial, a D.C.-based full-service art advisory firm, for a four-part workshop series designed to support artists, makers, and creative small businesses as they adapt for COVID-19.

Marta Staudinger, founder of Latela Curatorial, leads the free online sessions. Each begins at noon.

  • January 26: Portfolio & Outreach Tips for Artists
  • February 9: E-commerce for Artists & Makers
  • February 23: Exhibiting Art Online
  • March 9: Pricing Artwork

Content will be tailored to Alexandria, Virginia, and the broader D.C. metro area, but admission is open to the general public.

For more information or reasonable disability accommodation, contact arts@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.

Register Now

Session Information

Tuesday, January 26

Portfolio & Outreach Tips for Artists

Before considering how to share your artwork with the masses via selling on your own website or through other shops/galleries, there are a few essentials required to organize your art practice.

This workshop will help you get organized, better communicate what your practice is, and why it is important to support.

In this workshop you will understand how to tap into other avenues of income that do not require a website or ecommerce upkeep. You will also understand the organization required to make moving your practice into online spaces. This is the beginning step to expanding your sales funnel, increasing your art brand visibility (exhibitions, press, collections) and your sales profit.

Tuesday, February 9

E-commerce for Artists & Makers

Whether you’ve never made a website, are thinking about changing the look of your online portfolio, or expanding into e-commerce: this workshop is for you.

We will review the basic checklist of what’s needed for an artist website, what collectors and art experts look for as well as how to use metadata appropriately to work for you. This workshop also covers pros and cons to encourage you to think critically about how much to display on your website and when based on what projects you may have coming up.

Tuesday, February 23

Exhibiting Art Online

During the pandemic, artists are depending on online platforms more than ever before. This workshop will cover how you can expand your reach by participating in online exhibitions, as well as how to curate your own. You’ll receive a checklist of what to consider for platform visibility and how much engagement is required for an online exhibition to actually be effective. This workshop will briefly cover how else to funnel online audiences to your website, such as press and social media, however this is not a social media how to workshop.

Tuesday, March 9

Pricing Artwork

Not sure how to price your artwork? That is one of the trickiest marks in the book. Some artists don’t hit the sales they’d like because they’re underpricing their work and not communicating their value properly, while others may be overpricing (pricing themselves out of their market).

This workshop will cover what you need to consider to price your artwork, when you should increase your prices, how to communicate your value across your brand, and how to actually identify your market (yes, art is a market like every other business!).


About Latela Curatorial

Latela Curatorial is a full service art advisory firm and curatorial office based in Washington DC, specializing in mid-emerging women artists. LC provides contract curatorial services for a variety of organizations. Founded in 2014. In 2015, Latela Curatorial opened as a curatorial office/gallery in Brookland, which has been voted Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC for four years consecutively since its opening. In 2019, LC was highlighted as one of the “5 Art Destinations Changing DC’s Creative Scene”. Passionate about supporting the arts ecosystem in the nation’s capital, LC excels in working with art collectors as well as architects/developers in an ever-gentrifying area and underrepresented art market to augment the area’s artistic currents and talents.

About Alexandria’s Office of the Arts

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities promotes the value of arts and culture in Alexandria by nurturing, investing in and celebrating the creative contributions of artists and arts organizations through the Office of the Arts division. By engaging the community, encouraging participation, and facilitating access to the arts, RPCA works with local artists and arts organizations to build a vibrant community for all of the City’s residents, workers and visitors. Within the division, the Events and Public Space Activation team strengthens and builds the social fabric of Alexandria. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/arts or follow @alexartsoffice on Instagram and Twitter. Add to the conversation with #artsALX.

 

Photo by artxadanna via nappy.co.

E-commerce for Artists & Makers

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts and Torpedo Factory Art Center are partnering with Latela Curatorial, a D.C.-based full-service art advisory firm, for a four-part workshop series designed to support artists, makers, and creative small businesses as they adapt for COVID-19.

Marta Staudinger, founder of Latela Curatorial, leads the free online sessions. Each begins at noon.

  • January 26: Portfolio & Outreach Tips for Artists
  • February 9: E-commerce for Artists & Makers
  • February 23: Exhibiting Art Online
  • March 9: Pricing Artwork

Content will be tailored to Alexandria, Virginia, and the broader D.C. metro area, but admission is open to the general public.

For more information or reasonable disability accommodation, contact arts@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.

Register Now

Session Information

Tuesday, January 26

Portfolio & Outreach Tips for Artists

Before considering how to share your artwork with the masses via selling on your own website or through other shops/galleries, there are a few essentials required to organize your art practice.

This workshop will help you get organized, better communicate what your practice is, and why it is important to support.

In this workshop you will understand how to tap into other avenues of income that do not require a website or ecommerce upkeep. You will also understand the organization required to make moving your practice into online spaces. This is the beginning step to expanding your sales funnel, increasing your art brand visibility (exhibitions, press, collections) and your sales profit.

Tuesday, February 9

E-commerce for Artists & Makers

Whether you’ve never made a website, are thinking about changing the look of your online portfolio, or expanding into e-commerce: this workshop is for you.

We will review the basic checklist of what’s needed for an artist website, what collectors and art experts look for as well as how to use metadata appropriately to work for you. This workshop also covers pros and cons to encourage you to think critically about how much to display on your website and when based on what projects you may have coming up.

Tuesday, February 23

Exhibiting Art Online

During the pandemic, artists are depending on online platforms more than ever before. This workshop will cover how you can expand your reach by participating in online exhibitions, as well as how to curate your own. You’ll receive a checklist of what to consider for platform visibility and how much engagement is required for an online exhibition to actually be effective. This workshop will briefly cover how else to funnel online audiences to your website, such as press and social media, however this is not a social media how to workshop.

Tuesday, March 9

Pricing Artwork

Not sure how to price your artwork? That is one of the trickiest marks in the book. Some artists don’t hit the sales they’d like because they’re underpricing their work and not communicating their value properly, while others may be overpricing (pricing themselves out of their market).

This workshop will cover what you need to consider to price your artwork, when you should increase your prices, how to communicate your value across your brand, and how to actually identify your market (yes, art is a market like every other business!).


About Latela Curatorial

Latela Curatorial is a full service art advisory firm and curatorial office based in Washington DC, specializing in mid-emerging women artists. LC provides contract curatorial services for a variety of organizations. Founded in 2014. In 2015, Latela Curatorial opened as a curatorial office/gallery in Brookland, which has been voted Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC for four years consecutively since its opening. In 2019, LC was highlighted as one of the “5 Art Destinations Changing DC’s Creative Scene”. Passionate about supporting the arts ecosystem in the nation’s capital, LC excels in working with art collectors as well as architects/developers in an ever-gentrifying area and underrepresented art market to augment the area’s artistic currents and talents.

About Alexandria’s Office of the Arts

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities promotes the value of arts and culture in Alexandria by nurturing, investing in and celebrating the creative contributions of artists and arts organizations through the Office of the Arts division. By engaging the community, encouraging participation, and facilitating access to the arts, RPCA works with local artists and arts organizations to build a vibrant community for all of the City’s residents, workers and visitors. Within the division, the Events and Public Space Activation team strengthens and builds the social fabric of Alexandria. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/arts or follow @alexartsoffice on Instagram and Twitter. Add to the conversation with #artsALX.

 

Photo by artxadanna via nappy.co.